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Saturday, December 19, 1925 (continued)

(4) G 6043 (continued)
G 6043 E: Down to 1.95 meters. Original limestone rubbish. Chamber on north, door block in place.
G 6043 F: Depth 2.35 meters. Sand, Chamber on north.
G 6043 X: In the south end of the corridor, was found in intrusive pit and chamber grave like the intrusive graves in pits B and C.

(5) G 6044
The front of G 6044 was not quite cleared at sunset. In the northeast corner is a small brick lined and mud plated serdab which was filled with sand. The roof was gone. In the sand on the west side of serdab were the feet of a heavily plastered standing male statuette of wood of which the wood was entirely decayed. Beside the feet of the south was a heap of fragments of plaster apparently from the upper part of the body of this statuette (and perhaps of another).
G 6044 A: Depth 5.15 meters, sand to 3.9 meters, then disturbed debris. The pits descends into a fissure and the chamber was never finished. Either the burial was in the original filling above and removed by plunderers or the pit was never used.
G 6044 B: Down 5.7 meters, sand to 3.75 and here a chamber had been begun in the rock on the west and abandoned because of bad rock. Pit went down filled with original limestone rubbish; chamber on west; door block in place.
G 6044 C: Depth 2.2 meters. Original limestone debris. Chamber on west, door block in place. Very small pit.
G 6044 D: Depth 1.23 meters; original limestone debris. Chamber on west. door block in place. All of rubble including chamber

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  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
  • Author
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942

Tombs and Monuments 2

  • G 6043

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 6044

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 1

People 1

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.